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Healthy healthy fatty fatty

I have been taking Curcumin for over 12 years.

I started when I got the news that I was pre-diabetic.

At that time I weighed around 150kg, (330 pounds).

I made a lot of changes to my supplements, and some changes to my diet.

I haven’t managed to maintain any of the weightloss, in-fact I’ve put weight on.

However, 6 months later, I was no longer pre-diabetic, and I’ve had good blood sugar results since then (written in September 2022).

I buy my curcumin from: https://www.turmeric-curcumin.com/ (not an affiliate– I get no material benefit for sharing this link).

That website is basically a single product shop with a long list of quotes from scientific studies that have shown that Curcumin in small doses is beneficial to humans for disease prevention, disease management, and good health. The company ships internationally, and there are steep discounts for bulk buys.

The FDA has classified curcumin as generally safe in small doses.

The reason I take curcumin is here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664031/

The authors state that benefits of curcumin could include:

  • Benefit to inflammatory conditions
  • Benefit to metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance, hypergylycemia, high blood pressure, etc)
  • Could help in the management of degenerative eye conditions such as macular degeneration
  • Might have benefit to kidneys
  • Antioxident (improves systemic markers of oxidative stress)
  • Benefits to arthritis
  • Could reduce markers of brain aging and liver injury in healthy people
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My nails are stronger now

Collagen is needed for a healthy body.

This article from Healthline says that collagen may:

  • Promote heart health
  • Boost muscle mass
  • Prevent bone loss
  • Relieve joint pain
  • Improve skin health

I started taking Collagen in a tablet form around 5 years ago now.

About 6 months later, I noticed that my finger nails almost never broke any more.

Not only that, but my hair was thicker and broke less.

I also have many scars on my body, and I believe that part of the reason that my skin has been improving so much recently is because of those collagen tablets.

As an experiment, around 2-3 years ago, I stopped taking it.

I noticed that my nails decreased in thickness and my hair needed to be cut all the time.

There are many websites that talk about collagen as a potential wrinkle preventative, and that’s something I’m moderately interested in, too.

There are multiple articles on https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ about collagen supplements. Most of them have found that small doses in long term or short term use are not harmful to humans. One meta-analysis is here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30681787/

I buy my collagen from https://www.iherb.com (I am not an affiliate of this site). I haven’t found a brand I love, but I tend to buy the bottle with the most number of tablets for the cheapest price, especially if it contains vitamin C. Vitamin C helps the body to process and store collagen.